WELCOME TO FALL SEMESTER – 2014!
It was great fun to have over 150 faculty, staff and graduate students attend the “Welcome Back to School Picnic” for the college last week. Thanks to the planning committee for a successful event, great food and activities.
CTL WORKSHOPS FOR FALL
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) http://www.ctl.uga.edu/ announced the Fall 2014 Workshop and Speaker Series. Several types of events are planned in support of the university's instructional mission this semester, including the following:
FACS GRADUATE STUDENTS – APPLY NOW FOR TRAVEL FUNDING
The deadline to submit applications to the Dean's Office for Graduate Student Travel Funding is Tuesday, Sept. 9, for fall semester. All student requests must be presented on the Graduate Student Travel Funding form which is located on each departmental website for current students, http://www.fcs.uga.edu/docs/Graduate_Student_Travel_Funding-1.pdf. All signatures are required on these forms as well.
Requests will be reviewed on Sept. 10, by Dean Fox and funding will be awarded based on availability of funds. An email will be sent to students notifying them of their award and the department head, graduate coordinator, departmental accountant and, Business Office will be copied on the email as well. Please let Becky Price know if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
International travel grants Faculty, research professionals, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students are available through the Vice President for Research http://research.uga.edu/docs/policies/iga/FT-Guidelines.pdf Check the guidelines for due dates.
Doctoral students who are at an advanced stage in their graduate program and are presenting results of their dissertation findings should be aware of this source of funding. Contact your graduate coordinator in order to submit their request to the Office of the Vice President for Research. Students receiving an invitation to present a paper at a professional meeting within the continental United States may submit a travel request to the Graduate School. Contact the department’s graduate coordinator concerning the guidelines applicable to these travel grants. See the OVPR website for more information.
FACULTY WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH ESSTENTIALS BY OVPR
A series of workshops on the essentials of conducting research at UGA will be held this fall. Although targeted to new UGA faculty, all are welcome to attend http://announcements.ovpr.uga.edu/announcements/new-faculty-workshops-on-research-essentials/ . The first session on the UGA eResearch Portal is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 2, 10:00 – 11:00 am.
UGA FACULTY GET INSIDERS VIEW OF GEORGIA
One FACS representative was on the Public Service and Outreach statewide tour http://outreach.uga.edu/faculty/new-faculty-tour. Sheri Worthy, Department Head, FHCE was among the 40 attendees on the one week tour. They passed through 48 counties, stopping in nine cities to visit businesses, organizations and historical sites to learn more about the state’s people, culture, history and the economics. The tour also promoted UGA President Jere W. Morehead’s economic development initiative, announced earlier this year. At each stop, the faculty members will hear from business leaders, state officials and local government representatives. Ask Sheri what were some of the highlights were personally to her of the many news stories about the New UGA Faculty set out on tour of Georgia http://onlineathens.com/uga/2014-08-11/new-uga-faculty-set-out-tour-georgia
For faculty hired within their first three years at UGA, watch for the opportunity to sign up for next year’s tour!
Last Thursday and Friday I attended the university’s annual Senior Administrators’ Retreat, which includes vice presidents, deans, and other members of upper administration. The focus was an update on progress by the university to address key goals of President Morehead and the collective leadership of the university. Topics included:
Each topical overview was followed by breakout discussions and recommendations for priority actions in the upcoming year. The agenda included a breakfast with the Deans and President Morehead.
In anticipation for the retreat, I prepared a brief report, less than two pages, as a summary of the college accomplishments over the last year. Among the accomplishments I chose to highlight in my report for the Senior Administrator’s Retreat notebook are the following:
I also listed these three broad goals and action steps for me and the College for the upcoming year (2014-2015):
FACS ALUMNI BOARD HELD RETREAT FOR 2014-2015 PLANNING
Twenty members of the FACS Alumni Board http://www.fcs.uga.edu/alumni/association-board met last Saturday in an all-day Retreat at Rivers Crossing. The Retreat, facilitated by Louise Hill, a FACS alumnae and past president of the Association, 1987-1988, focused on framing the strategies for the Board’s work to advance new and novel networking opportunities to connect FACS alumni to the college, to UGA and to each other. We also welcomed our newest member of the external relations team for the college, Ms. Victoria (Vicky) Dorsey, M.Ed. (BSHE’85), Director of Alumni and Corporate Engagement.
Mark your calendar for key FACS Alumni Association sponsored events:
South Campus Tailgate
Saturday, September 20, 9:00 am
Location: Legion Field, three hours prior to kickoff
Register before Friday, September 12
FACS Donor and Scholar Recognition Reception
Friday, October 17
Location: Special Collections Library
FACS Parents & Families Day
Saturday, October 18
10:00 am – noon, Dawson Hall
Dogs with the Dean
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Location: Pou’s Pillars (in front of Dawson Hall)
SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):
Linda Kirk Fox